Our WW2 search archive is 70th anniversary tribute
HAVE you ever wanted to find out more about someone who died in the Second World War? Or to learn more about those who died from your area?
Our amazing gadget lets you do just that.
It contains the records of more than 600,000 men, women and children from Britain and the Commonwealth who were killed in the deadliest conflict in history.
To use it visit www. macclesfieldexpress.co.uk and type into as many or as few of the search boxes as you like, then hit ‘search’.
You can then view each person’s full record, containing details such as their regiment, age, rank and final resting place.
The gadget has been designed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day, the name selected by the Allies and which effectively ended World War II on August 15.
This incredibly rich data was kindly supplied to us by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).
Its sources for the database were the original notes painstakingly compiled during and after the war.
It has now digitised copies of these original records and is making them available online in full for the first time.
●● The Second World War claimed more than 600,000 Allies lives